New Zealand welcomes 2018 with fireworks

New Zealand welcomes 2018 with fireworks

New Zealand welcomes 2018 with fireworks

Thousands of people from all over converge around the river - particularly in Old Sacramento - to ring in the new year.

If Sydney's New Year's Eve fireworks weren't spectacular enough, they will now feature a special firework display co-designed by Hugh Jackman.

The big NYE countdown to 2018 will happen at 11:59 p.m., of course, followed by the much-anticipated fireworks presented by Tim Hortons at midnight.

"There's indoor programming planned in the federal building there, as well we've relocated some of our roving entertainment into the pedway", said City of Edmonton supervisor Tannia Franke.

There is a different theme each year, as determined by the City of Sydney Council-this year's theme is "wonder".

There are two designated times during the year that you can legally purchase fireworks in the state.

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Meantime, Melbourne has launched 14 tonnes of fireworks from the top of 22 city buildings, in a show Acting Lord Mayor Aaron Wood said would rival that of Sydney.

Lacy Lakeview Fire Chief and Fire Marshal Patty Faulkner recommends having a water source, such as a garden hose or a bucket of water, nearby.

Officials with the Amarillo Fire Department are warning west Texans against setting off fireworks on New Year's Eve.

"Back home, the first thing you see on TV is Sydney, the fireworks in Sydney, so it's a must", she said. "We're looking to accommodate a lot of guests", owner Paul Kulik said. They start at 8pm on Sunday 31st December and will go on until 12.15am on January 1st so if you're going to be watching, make sure you're ready for then.

Furthermore, Faulkner advises to keep pets inside when discharging them because they can be startled by them and run away or hide.

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